Cracks…

As a child, I romanticized love. True love. The kind of love that survives any struggles by summoning the strength of one's heart and mind. A love able to stand strong in doubt, challenge, and discord, because true love can and will overcome anything lovers throw at it...but only when love is authentic and only … Continue reading Cracks…

Bare…

Is love ambiguous by design? Is it possible to truly love someone, without the same feelings returned? I used to believe it wasn't. But, lately, I'm not so sure. I burdened myself with expectations of love from a very young age. I read every Austen and Bronte book, glued myself to those depictions of love, … Continue reading Bare…

Moments and Pieces

took that god damn record- Off repeat, Played a new song Danced away That anchor of pain That kept the circles Tight and the cycle too long... Stepped out of the shade- Waded, swam, drowned In a happiness and a calm adrift in his soul I lost all maps... Mariko Kathleen 2018 *************************** I’ll wear … Continue reading Moments and Pieces

Conforming, Believing, Existing…

There has been this, very negative and nagging, belief I've carried ever since my teenage years. It's the belief that the older I get, the less I can do. It's living with the acceptance that one day my body won't be able to perform at any high level of athleticism, and fuck- I believed it.  … Continue reading Conforming, Believing, Existing…